Your face, printed on a latte, Ep. 126 Video
Your face, printed on a latte, Ep. 126 Video Transcript
They -- Stephen -- time for another episode. -- I badge is a kick starter project for leave the dock and you -- -- -- -- and I'll do just in case. It's an automatic ball launcher that can launch a -- tennis -- ten to twenty or thirty feet. Once a dog is trained to use the high -- you can fit balls to lets heart's content. In the -- the dog owner doesn't have to get -- drool on the delicate hand. I fetch can be plugged into a wall power outlet for use outside with Saturday. For 75 dollar pledge and kick -- you can get your pooch and eye effects can be -- drool hurried. The flip side is a solar powered iPhone case that doubles as a Bluetooth game controller the flip side was introduced some kick starter last December but the funding was canceled by the creator before it can reach its goal. Well now it's back on -- go go with the -- design which includes larger gain control pad. In a larger solar cell for recharging the case which boasts a battery life of ten years. That's right it's -- ten years. It also has IOS seven -- some new investors who have helped to shrink the kick starter goal from the previous 135000. Dollars. -- only 40000 dollars currently. The retail price for the case will be 99 dollars and early doctors can -- one -- sixty dollars. A recent Harvard study found that people use larger screens are more assertive than those who use devices with smaller screens. 75 participants were asked to complete tasks using Apple devices with different screen sizes. -- -- Once the tasks were complete the researcher told the participants. Will be back in five minutes to -- you and they pay you so they can leave. If I'm not here please come and get me at the front desk. The researchers then waited up to ten minutes to return. Participants who'd been using smaller devices took longer to go fetch the researcher than those using larger devices. The researchers traced this correlation to the body posture people adopt when using devices. Smartphone and tablet users tend hunched over on their devices can track their bodies. Desktop users tend have a more open posture making them more assertive power. Teacher hacker and maker bill Porter set out to impress 108 graders by producing this awesome tetris LEV -- The -- uses eighty LED pixels powered by did you sparked media control. The -- cost about fifty dollars and took only four hours to create a working prototype. The tetris blocks are programmed to -- randomly reporters planning on making the type playable using a Bluetooth Smart phone connection. Check out some -- -- porter's other creations like the LED lab coat that dual Porter dot info. And coffeehouse in Taiwan called let's cafe has created the -- tape printer. Which can print a photo realistic image on top of a cup of coffee. Customers can snap a -- -- -- their Smartphone. Uploaded into the -- printer and a few minutes later they have a hot cup of coffee with their -- printed on the top in cocoa. Text can be added to personalize the image in the coffee art can then be shared on social media this is gonna -- Starbucks but -- I guess things are watching as always defied all the easiest -- CNET. -- plug it -- on cnet.com and every week we give something away if so here it is. Crave is giving away the whole -- doing yourself robot kit from -- -- You -- build your own robots go to the blog and entered a list.
This week, we examine the 800-plus percent surge in year-over-year Android phone sales (complete with another open-market versus walled garden debate); and also check out which new cities are getting WiMax. Dan recounts his harrowing experience trying to sell an old iPod Touch on eBay, and goes over the telltale signs you're about to get scammed. Then, we check out some amazing video footage of gamers at an Internet cafe fighting back against a gang of muggers -- those Warcraft guys sure can take a punch.
Today is the 600th episode of The 404 Podcast, and we're celebrating the milestone with Andrew Mager, a close friend of the show and former CNET employee! He's in New York covering Internet Week for ZDNet and gives us the scoop on the latest face-melting announcements from the tech world, including the FUTURE OF PRINTING, with a little help from yours truly, of course.
Good news for Linux people, our lazy Web designers, and that foul-mouthed Bonnie Cha, this week in your letters.
This week on Crave, NASA gets behind an effort to 3D-print food, including pizza. A man plays the guitar and sings during his own live-tweeted brain surgery. And we wish the Ethernet a very happy birthday.
Despite the fact that everyone else is talking about it, Donald and Jasmine can't help but be a little repetitive and froth at the mouths over Hulu Plus, an new app and premium service from the popular video streaming provider. And of course, no Crave podcast would be complete without a little robotic action, and we're particularly fond of Emily. Also on deck: a tiny hypercolor man and a DIY Hello Kitty gadget that is sure to send Japanese teeny boppers screaming for the hills.
Many of the gods, goddesses, angels, demons and elementals of the universe have conspired to send messages from beyond through the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the current civilization. After a year and a half of channeling and organization these messages have taken the materialized form of the double album "Stadium Arcadium." Silence has curled up next to the band and taught them her song. If you let go and let this music take you by the hand it will take you flying through skies of sound. It will zoom you up well above outer space and it will show you around planes of existence that do not share the laws and conditions of this reality. And when it brings you down to earth it will dig deep into that shit. It will also teach you to fall back without landing on your ass and to fall forward without falling on your face. Let go and you can be two places at once, you can be as big as the whole universe and as small as an atom simultaneously. You can experience time forwards, backwards and sideways. You can unite with a star or a plant. You are everything you see around you and the ideas in this music may get you to start realizing what a great power that can be. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are learning all these things with whoever wants to come along. They are letting the invisible glorious kingdom of music give them shelter. They have crawled inside the body of music and they are inviting you inside. All is illusion which gives us all the wonderful opportunity to play with everything in existence. In the words of one of the supreme gods of funk, "Nothing is good unless you play with it." The Red Hot Chili Peppers have twisted up nature into a decidedly psychedelic form. They have made music that can drive you to a place where nothingness is motion and movement and stillness are one. They have played with light, darkness, sound, silence, form, air, and space to make music that plays with the listener. Born four separate people, they have successfully become one. Their music is proof that four minds can become one, which prompts the question, why not a billion minds? They recommend that you shut off your mind and let "Stadium Arcadium" fly you away to place where everything and nothingness are one. They recommend that you let the music take you away to a place where everything is OK. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and their holy guru Rick Rubin have put together music that can take you out of your body, so come inside the great outdoors. Breathe the water. Drink the air. Sleep on a cloud. Run up the beam of light from a star.
This week on Crave, we check out the latest in robot cattle technology, so giddyup! Learn how to 3D-print your very own selfie action figure with Shapify.me, and the Nintendo Cartridge flask gives new meaning to "drinking game."
Welcome to our first Buzz Out Loud Weekly, which is, ironically, our third show this week! It's a stair-step approach, really. We're recapping and analyzing Amazon's Kindle conflagration, wondering what the new iPhone 5 will look like and whether hidden retail skus do indeed point to a cheaper model, and pondering where to get free coffee on this, National Coffee Day. Plus, your calls and letters -- keep them coming!
We take a whole show to answer your emails and voicemails, but first we discuss the coming of the quad-core tablet. All of that plus we pick the winner of episode 69's contest on this week's episode.
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